Winterlochen

Family-Friendly Arts Celebration

Bring the family and join us Saturday, Feb. 12 at Interlochen Center for the Arts for a fantastic day filled with FREE multidisciplinary art activities. Conduct an orchestra, perform in an acting workshop, paint a mural, and so much more! End the day with a free performance of Romeo & Juliet, performed by the Arts Academy Dance Division.

Winterlochen

Schedule of Events

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Winterlochen is Saturday, Feb. 12. Ongoing events are all 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Special events are at designated times. All events take place throughout Interlochen's campus. See the list of events below. Access our campus map to help navigate your way! 

Ongoing Events

All ongoing events are open 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please see events, ages, locations, and descriptions below.

Ongoing Events
Ongoing Event Ages Location Description
Food Court* All Ages The Shed Grab a bite from Interlochen's own Bud's, Hofbrau Steakhouse & American Grille, or Oaky's Tavern.
S'mores* All Ages The Writing House Enjoy a $1 s’more! Proceeds benefit Interlochen Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sledding & Outdoor Fun All Ages Opera Field Take part in a variety of activities including sledding on the famous Winterlochen Mountain!
Summer Arts Camp Info All Ages Harvey 106 Stop by the Admission table to learn more about day camp opportunities and pick up a waiver for the application fee!
Face Painting Ages 3+ Harvey 1 Have the Interlochen Makeup Design Class turn your face into a fabulous creation.
Thaumatrope Making Booth Ages 3+ Harvey 1 Learn to make how this simple toy that is the basis for all animation!
Summer Camp Crafts Ages 5+ Harvey 106 Make a Michigan songbird pin, fold up an origami creation, or start a friendship bracelet.
Animation Study Ages 8+ Harvey 1 Enjoy an interactive demonstration of animation for older students.

*Food Court purchases and s'mores are an additional cost.

Special Events

All special events are at designated times. Please see times, events, ages, locations, and descriptions below.

Special Events
Time Special Event Ages Location Description
11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Kids Conduct All Ages Music Center 1010 Experience a short conducting lesson and take the podium to conduct the Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony!
11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Postcard Poems Ages 7+ The Writing House Choose from a variety of prompts to write and illustrate a short “postcard poem” that can be mailed to a friend or taken home as a keepsake.
11 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Swing Dance  All Ages Music Center 1008

Drop in and swing dance with the Interlochen Tap Dance Club, with music provided by the Arts Academy Jazz Orchestra!

11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Kids Conduct All Ages Music Center 1010 Experience a short conducting lesson and take the podium to conduct the Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony!
11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Imaginary Maps Ages 7+ The Writing House Create your own world on the page by drawing a map of an imaginary or remembered setting and writing down sensory details that will make this place come alive for readers.
11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Acting Workshop Ages 7 to 9 Harvey Theatre Explore the three main tools of the actor: the voice, the body, and the imagination. Engage in theatre exercises and activities that teach fundamental acting skills.
12 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. Acting Workshop Ages 10 to 13 Harvey Theatre Explore the three main tools of the actor: the voice, the body, and the imagination. Engage in theatre exercises and activities that teach fundamental acting skills.
12 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. Character Sketches Ages 7+ The Writing House Create a memorable character on the page by answering questions designed to help you discover your character’s distinctive personality. You may also choose to sketch your characters visually.
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Toddler Jam! All Ages Dennison Center Dance, skip, and sing to popular kids’ tunes—a great chance to “get the wiggles out” in a big empty room!
12 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. Swing Dance All Ages Music Center 1008 Drop in and swing dance with the Interlochen Tap Dance Club, with music provided by the Arts Academy Jazz Orchestra!
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Frankenprint All Ages Dow Center for Visual Arts Come bend reality with this interactive printmaking activity! Make your own prints using the exquisite corpse drawing game.
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Giant Self-Portraits All Ages Dow Center for Visual Arts Have a buddy trace your outline on large paper, and decorate yourself with pattern, color, and texture. We will use painting, drawing, and collage materials to create a giant portrait of our community.
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ice Drawings All Ages Dow Center for Visual Arts (outdoor tent) Get ready to draw with ice—yes, ice! Create your own unique T-shirt design by using colored ice.
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mural Madness All Ages Dow Center for Visual Arts Paint, graffiti, drawing, and stamping are all fair game in this collaborative, 40-foot mural. We will work together to make a large-scale themed work of art!
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Toddler Jam! All Ages Dennison Center Dance, skip, and sing to popular kids’ tunes—a great chance to “get the wiggles out” in a big empty room!
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Rock Band Petting Zoo All Ages Music Center 1010 Have you ever wanted to play in a rock band? Try out your skills on bass, guitar, and drums with the help of students from our own Arts Academy Pop Ensemble.
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Winterlochen Parade! All Ages Starts/Ends at Corson Auditorium Join the Traverse City West High School Drum Line on a parade around campus that will lead all to Corson Auditorium for the performance of Romeo & Juliet.
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Romeo & Juliet All Ages Corson Auditorium Witness William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers as the Arts Academy Dance Division performs the ballet adaptation of Romeo & Juliet.

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